Summer Music Madness
MV Soul Concepts hosts the 2nd annual Martha’s Vineyard Summer Madness Music Conference and Festival August 8 to 10, with most events happening at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs.
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Music Festival Is Family-Friendly Success
Derek Schwartz
The first ever Martha's Vineyard Sound Festival brought together musicians from around the Island for seven hours of outdoor music at Waban Park in Oak Bluffs on Saturday. The sun shone, children played in the park and the festival was declared a success.
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Music Festival Has Community Roots
Derek Schwartz
For his birthday on Monday, Phil daRosa asked for just one thing this year: a music festival. This Saturday he gets his wish, thanks largely to his hard work, as the Martha's Vineyard Sound Festival takes over Waban Park in Oak Bluffs.
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Freedom Means Giving Back, Stars and Stripes Festival Hits High Note
Derek Schwartz
Tank tops and skintight American flag apparel mixed with ties, button down shirts and khakis at the Stars and Stripes Music Festival held on Saturday night at Flatbread Company. The event raised over $100,000 for the YMCA.
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Stage Delight, Not Fright for Seasoned Performer
Derek Schwartz

On Saturday night, the lights will dim in the Whaling Church in Edgartown as Livingston Taylor strums the first notes of his set.

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Stars and Stripes Concert Sets the Gold Standard for Giving Back
Derek Schwartz
This Saturday evening, the Stars and Stripes music festival to benefit the YMCA will celebrate its fourth year at Flatbread Company, featuring a lineup stacked with Neon Gold artists. Charli XCX will perform. Her collaboration with Iggy Azalea on the song Fancy is currently the top song on the Billboard Hot 100.
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Music to Guide Us; Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal Are Dynamic Duo
Derek Schwartz
Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, her husband and guitar player, performed at Flatbread Company last night in a concert to benefit the relocation of the Gay Head Lighthouse. A live auction netted $27,000. The music was priceless.
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Waban! Outdoor Music Festival Gonna Rock the Park
The Martha’s Vineyard Sound Festival is coming. Are you ready? On Saturday, July 12, from 3 to 9 p.m., Waban Park in Oak Bluffs will be turned into a nonstop concert venue.
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Dreamland Brings on the Reggae Beat

His father is the singer Chronicle, and for awhile he was Little Chronicle. But as he found his own way in the music business, he needed his own name. Enter Chronixx.,

Chronixx wrote his first song at age 5, and recorded his first single when he was 11. In April he released The Dread and the Terrible Project, and on July 3 he is bringing his reggae world to Martha’s Vineyard. Some say he is the biggest act to come out of Jamaica in decades.

Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption are playing Dreamland in Oak Bluffs on Thursday at 9 p.m.

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Vineyard's Got Talent, but Musicians Say Off-Island Mix Essential
Derek Schwartz
Members of the Vineyard music scene are working hard to keep the scene fresh and alive. However the financial constraints of bringing off-Island bands to the Island often make it feel like an uphill battle. But the love of the music keeps them going.
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